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St. Petersburg City Council member Jeff Danner to divorce

ST. PETERSBURG — Council member Jeff Danner and his wife are ending their marriage after 22 years. Robyn Danner, 55, a real estate agent, filed for divorce on Friday.

Jeff Danner, 52, said he expected the filing to happen early next year. He was served Tuesday with court papers.

The couple, Danner said, have been working on a financial plan to end the relationship, adding: "We've been talking about it."

Robyn Danner did not return a call for comment.

Jeff Danner has been considered as a possible challenger to Mayor Bill Foster in next year's election. He is still undecided about running since term limits prevent him from seeking his council seat again. He was elected in 2005 and 2009.

The Danners married on Valentine's Day in 1990.

On Dec. 4, police responded to their home on Dartmouth Avenue N about 11 p.m. for a domestic quarrel.

At that time, Robyn Danner said she was trying to help her husband with his phone when he became angry and knocked down the bedroom door. The argument, she told police, did not escalate to physical violence against her.

Jeff Danner told police they were arguing because his wife wouldn't give him the code to his phone after she changed it. He told officers he had calmed down and did not think they would continue to argue, the report said. Police took no additional action.

Officers also were called twice to the home in 2008 for similar fights. Police did not find signs of violence after reports of loud arguments.

St. Petersburg City Council member Jeff Danner to divorce 12/18/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 8:08pm]
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